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Penlee – Sennen Cove Lifeboat Exercise

Penlee - Sennen Cove Lifeboat Exercise

Penlee and Sennen Cove all-weather lifeboats (Severn and Tyne class all weather Lifeboats) on exercise south of the Runnel Stone Buoy in rough weather on Sunday 8 March 2009. Penlee – Sennen Cove Lifeboat Exercise Exercises like this are an essential part of the crew training for all lifeboat stations. During local lifeboat days you […]

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Dolphins between Padstow and Newquay

Helford River Area

Dolphins between Padstow and Newquay on the north coast of Cornwall This video was taken during a delivery trip of the former RNLI Penlee lifeboat the W & S from Belfast to Falmouth. The W and S was being brought to Falmouth by a members of the Historic Lifeboat Owners Society. A rally of historic […]

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RNLI Historic Lifeboat Rally Fowey

The RNLI Historic Lifeboat Rally Fowey

The RNLI Historic Lifeboat Rally is held every year in Fowey. Former Lifeboats from all over the British Isles attend this annual rally. Well worth a visit to see and enjoy these wonderful old boats and marvel at the skill and courage of the crews who would launch these in terrible conditions to save lives […]

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Penlee Lifeboat Day

Penlee Lifeboat Day Video 11th August 2007 Penlee lifeboat and RN air sea rescue at Mousehole harbour Cornwall. Penlee lifeboat will always be associated with Mousehole as many of the crew that were lost in the RNLB Solomon Browne (ON 954) on the 19th of December 1981 came from Mousehole. The old Penlee Lifeboat Station […]

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Looe Lifeboat Shout

Looe Lifeboat Shout Looe Lifeboat is called out to search for a windsurfer in trouble. Located adjacent to East Looe beach and the Looe River, the new boathouse for Looe Lifeboats was completed in 2003 and is a state of the art building, a far cry from the first recorded shout in 1838 before a […]

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Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway

Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway

Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway The Bodmin & Wenford Railway is Cornwall’s only standard gauge railway still operated by steam locomotives.   A great experience for anyone who likes steam trains, old engineering and mechanics to say nothing of a ride through some lovely  Cornwall countryside. The Railway is typical of a branch line in the […]

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Padstow Lifeboat Launch

Padstow Lifeboat Launch On board the Padstow Lifeboat going down the slip and out to sea. Some Facts about Padstow Lifeboat Station: First established: 1825 All Weather LB: RNLB Spirit of Padstow – Tamar Class All Weather Lifeboat (16-04) Launches in 2008: 14 People Rescued in 2008: 28 Total Hours at Sea in 2008: 49hrs […]

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Penlee RNLI rescue schooner

Falmouth Lifeboat assist Fisherman

Penlee RNLI rescue schooner Penlee RNLI rescue schooner: The volunteer crew of the Penlee RNLI lifeboat launched at 2am today (Sunday 17 January 2010) to assist a two masted schooner that had suffered storm damage in the Bay of Biscay. The lifeboat towed the Pacific Swift into Newlyn. For more details of the Penlee Lifeboat […]

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Dramatic Lifeboat Rescue

Falmouth Lifeboat assist Fisherman

Dramatic Lifeboat Rescue – Car plunges over Cliff At 22:17 Falmouth Coastguard requested that both Falmouth Inshore and All Weather Lifeboats be launched following a report from the Police that a car had gone over the cliff from the Castle Drive on Pendennis Point. This was a dramatic lifeboat rescue with Falmouth Coastguard Cliff Rescue […]

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